When you want to get a message out, there is no better way to get noticed, and deliver it with speed in this new Internet age, than utilizing a little help from your friends. When such friends are in high places, then you have even more chances of being heard.
This time we see that puppet-on-a-string-Angelina-Jolie may have had a change of political conviction through the latest Twitter 'intrigue'. Tween-idol Justin Beiber was apparently the victim of a hack by some obviously made-up hacking collective, namely, 'The Syrian Electronic Army'. This anonymous hacking group supposedly have the time to spend playing on the Internet and hacking into entertainment websites to post about celebrities and their sex lives, while posting false messages about the White House, the BBC, and CBS. All of this done of course while tenaciously supporting Basshar al-Assad, the embattled President of Syria!
It's interesting to note that when this story broke, there were plenty of screen-captures showing the terrible deeds committed by this group against the unsuspecting Justin Bieber fans. They had the audacity to hack the feed mentioning Angelina, or was this simply another one of those true-but-fake-but-really-true Tweets?
From 'The Independent' we read of the 'appalling irresponsibility' of Chinese scientists who have just released their findings on the new influenza strain they created in the lab by mixing Bird Flu (H5N1) with the Human Inflenza virus (H1N1).
The report continues:
The study, which was carried out in a laboratory with the second highest
security level to prevent accidental escape, resulted in 127 different viral
hybrids between H5N1 and H1N1, five of which were able to pass by airborne
transmission between laboratory guinea pigs.
Professor Simon Wain-Hobson, an eminent virologist at the Pasteur Institute
in Paris, said it is very likely that some or all of these hybrids could pass
easily between humans and possess some or all of the highly lethal
characteristics of H5N1 bird-flu.
“The virological basis of this work is not strong. It is of no use for vaccine
development and the benefit in terms of surveillance for new flu viruses is
oversold,” he added.
Perhaps this has nothing to do with vaccines, and everything to do with population control, or is it just more fakery to cause panic and fear?
In the words of one UKIP MP, 'It's nothing to do with race, it's all about the space!'
The Voice of Russia was running this story back in January:
Sir David Attenborough says humans are threatening their own existence and that of other species by exhausting the world’s resources. He told the Radio Times: “We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now.”
His remarks come as latest projections show the world’s population rising to nine billion by 2050.
The broadcaster is patron of the group Population Matters, which calls for “everyone to have a smaller family size”.
Professor Chen and her colleagues deliberately mixed the H5N1 bird-flu virus,
which is highly lethal but not easily transmitted between people, with a 2009
strain of H1N1 flu virus, which is very infectious to humans, apparently creating a self-mutating-hybrid. The worry is that it could escape the lab, airborne in a pandemic, could infect 500,000 people .
Here we go again... Foreign students on a day trip to NYC, standing outside of TGI Friday's. They were not there for the chicken fingers, but were 'planning to blow up Times Square'. Of course they were, that's why they took photos which they posted all over the Internet for their friends to see!
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For over twenty years my day-job consisted of slugging away, making other people rich, in the world's most ruthless, yet strangely boring and inept corporate finance environments. That includes international banking, new-IT, and advertising.
As freelance writer, and critic, in my spare time, I help run a workshop for local writers. I am still writing the on-line movie review blog ‘Celluloid Seduction’, hanging around a lot of the entertainment sites in the process.
After the devastating and unsolved death of my younger brother on 09/09/1994, I now attempt to exorcise feelings of powerlessness, and loss, that plague my psyche, by creating modern literal performance poetry, using traditional rhythmic forms, following in the footsteps of my late grandfather, the Cypriot 'Red Village' poet 'Vasilis'.
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